Madeenathul Uloom Arabic College was established in 1947 by Kerala Jamyyathul Ulama (The first organization of Muslim Scholars in Kerala). The College is the culmination of the relentless efforts of reformist Muslim scholars of the 20th Century. MCC Abdu Rahman moulavi, great educationist and scholar in Islamic disciplines and Arabic language, was the pioneer among them. The ultimate goal envisioned was to empower the socially and educationally backward people hailing from the region, predominantly from the Muslim minority, with modern education and training given in a formal institutional ambiance.
The college was originally affiliated to the University of Madras and was recognized by Kerala University in 1957. The college has been affiliated to the University of Calicut since 1968 since the commencement of the university. At present M.U.A. College is a full-fledged Post graduate college offering M.A. Post Afzal ul Ulama, B.A programmes in Economics, Afzal ul ulama and Functional Arabic. Apart from these Under Graduate and Post Graduate programmes, the college offers a two-year intermediate course, Afsal ul ulama Preliminary. The Post Graduate Department of Arabic has been upgraded as a research centre since June 2010. The college was included under the 2(f) 12(B) Act of the UGC on 27/04/2010. The college is in the process of getting technical sanction from university academic bodies to commence a PG programmme in MA Alternative Economics during the current academic year.
The college has succeeded in realizing the objectives envisaged by K.J.U at its inception. The graduates who passed out from the college for the last 75 years are placed in responsible and prestigious position home and abroad. They also play a pivotal role in the society in the educational, cultural, social and religious scenario. The students imbibe the values of secularism and national integration from the inclusive college ambience by way of curricular and non-curricular activities in the campus and they are committed to spread those values in the society.